Nourish Your Postpartum

Placenta Encapsulation

What is the placenta?

The placenta is an amazing organ that a woman’s body creates to nurture a child. During the second trimester of pregnancy the placenta begins to take over making hormones from the the hypothalamus. After birthing a baby the woman’s body (hypothalamus) can take a few weeks to a few months to start making hormones again. Also, following birth a woman suffers a severe loss of iron, about 1/8 to 1/10 of her body’s supply with a normal vaginal delivery. This loss can lead to cells not being able to absorb oxygen adequately, a fatigued and faint mother, and therefore a slow healing postpartum. This exhaustion can also lead to postpartum depression and/or the baby blues. A shocking estimation of 80% of women are reported to suffer from PPD.

Read more about the amazing placenta: Placenta for healing.

Benefits to consuming your placenta postpartum (placenta encapsulation):

  • The placenta is considered rich in iron and protein, which is beneficial to women recovering from childbirth and decreases the likelihood of iron deficiency.
  • The capsules I use are well sourced vegetarian sized ’00’ and are clean, safe, easy to digest, swallow and stomach!
  • Placenta Encapsulation is the optimum choice for ingestion and preservation.
  • Increase general energy and fight fatigue.
  • Increase production of breast milk.
  • Decrease the likelihood of baby blues and Postpartum Depression.
  • Lessen postpartum bleeding and hasten the return of the uterus to pre-pregnancy state.
  • Allow a quicker return to health after birth.

What’s in your placenta:

  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • Prolactin: promotes lactation
  • Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory
  • Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
  • Oxytocin: for pain relief and bonding of mother and infant
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events
  • Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks energy stores
  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections